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AES137 Deadline Extended for FREE Exhibits-Plus and Premium All-Access Badge Discounts to Friday, October 3, 2014

September 29th, 2014 | Posted in News, newsletter

If it’s about audio, it’s at AES!, and registration for FREE Exhibits-Plus badge and discounted All-Access badges has been extended to Friday, October 3. The AES137 Convention is taking place October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and will serve as the world’s largest gathering of audio professionals for three days of exhibits and four days of workshops, technical papers and program content tailored to the current audio and communications landscape. Leaders from the Professional Recording, Production, AV Communications and other industries will present and discuss topics covering all aspects of the audio arts and sciences. The convention is experiencing a tremendous surge of buzz and growth, as it promises to be the biggest AES event on the West Coast in over five years. The list of exhibitors and sponsors is growing, with over 300 of the top professional audio manufacturers, associations and technology leaders currently registered for booths on the exhibition floor and sponsorship support.

Please join us for the annual opening ceremonies on the first day of the show, Thursday, October 9, featuring a keynote by acclaimed engineer, musician and record producer Alan Parsons and a presentation of awards to industry leaders. Friday’s keynote speech will be given by Neil Portnow, President/CEO The Recording Academy®, The GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares. Additionally, top audio professionals including Bob Ludwig, Andrew Scheps, Ed Cherney, Chris Lord-Alge, Lisa Loeb, Jack Joseph Puig, George Massenburg and others are slated as featured speakers at the convention’s many special events, sharing their unique perspective with show attendees. More »

137th Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles Offers a Comprehensive Recording and Production Track

September 29th, 2014 | Posted in News, newsletter

— The annual AES Convention is where the Recording and Production Track sessions bring top engineers and producers together to share classic techniques and new ideas with the audio recording community —

Considered by many to be the most popular series of panels and presentations at the annual AES Conventions, the Recording and Production Track will take place each day during the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, set for Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. The sessions that make up the Recording and Production Track cover every major aspect of the practical side of music production, including recording vocals, mixing techniques and mastering, in addition to several special presentations from leaders in the industry.

Of interest to all recording engineers and producers this year will be Thursday’s keynote speech given by legendary engineer/producer Alan Parsons, who will share his insight and experience from being part of some of the greatest recordings of all time. Friday’s keynote will further feature Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, who will share his valuable insights into the music business and the challenges and opportunities available in today’s evolving industry. More »

Lady Antebellum Goes To Town On K1

September 29th, 2014 | Posted in News, newsletter

Sound Image carries full L-ACOUSTICS rig on group’s latest North American tour

“Take Me Downtown” is Lady Antebellum’s third headlining tour, taking the GRAMMY Award-winning trio across North America and into a wide range of venues, including casinos, civic centers and amphitheaters, both indoors and outside. It began in January in Peoria, Illinois and ran nearly nonstop through June, when the band began its summer state fair itinerary.

For the entire first half of the year, Lady A worked exclusively with touring sound provider Sound Image’s L-ACOUSTICS K1 line array system. Sound Image’s Mike L. Adams, who handles the account, comments, “The K1 system is reliable, consistent and never lets us down. When we deploy this system, every night sounds incredible and we never get one of those late night calls. The peace of mind is invaluable.”

For most of the group’s performances, Sound Image flew left and right main PA arrays of 14 K1 plus four KARA downfills, each flanked by six flown K1-SB subs. Outfills were comprised of 12 KUDO per side, while four SB28 subs per side groundstacked below in cardioid configurations anchored the low end reinforcement. Four more KARA – two per side – were additionally deployed as stage frontfills.  More »

API’s BOX Fills In The “Missing Piece” At The Casino In Nashville

September 29th, 2014 | Posted in News, newsletter

The BOX has settled into a new home in a Nashville studio – The Casino. Owned and operated by Eric Masse, The Casino records LPs and EPs for signed artists and bands within the city. Masse consulted Chad Evans at Vintage King while he upgraded his studio, and now admits that the “feels like the missing piece” to his former setup.

 

“I had been craving the next step up for my sixteen I/O studio for a while,” said Masse. “When I heard about the BOX last year, I started gearing up for it.” The Casino, which also houses two lunchboxes®, six 512c mic pres, a 5500 dual equalizer, and a 2500 stereo compressor, stayed in the API family when looking to gain control over pans and add inserts.

 

“Enter stage right – the BOX,” jokes Masse, who is amazed by the capabilities The Casino is now able to fulfill. “I can hardly contain my head from exploding from all the options. It’s the center of my studio. I can route things in the mix like never before, and parallel compress things all analog. I can add outboard effects post-conversion to individual tracks, and I don’t have to use my converters to feed the hear-back headphone hub. I can instead build a mix with the sends, and use the inserts for direct ‘more me’s’ and use all sixteen converters for audio. I’m digging it.” More »

HARMAN’S AKG WMS4500 Wireless Microphone System and D7 Ltd Mic Keep Up With Carlos Elizalde’s Every Move

September 29th, 2014 | Posted in News, newsletter

No one could ever accuse percussionist/singer/songwriter Carlos Elizalde of standing still. To call him an energetic performer would be an understatement – when performing with Ruckatán, the Latin, reggae and world music band he founded, Elizalde combines singing and high-energy percussion playing with nonstop dancing and energy. He needs gear that can keep up with him – which is why he relies on HARMAN’s AKG WMS4500 wireless microphone system with a D7 reference dynamic vocal microphone, plus the AKG IVM4500 in-ear monitor set and a D7 microphone for percussion.

“I need a wireless mic that can follow my every move. I constantly dance, jump all over the stage and perform hand percussion – all at the same time. I’ve found the AKG WMS4500 and D7 to be totally reliable and I do more than 80 shows a year.” More »

IsoAcoustics Introduces Arista Isolation Stands for Studio Monitors and Speakers

September 29th, 2014 | Posted in News, newsletter

At this year’s AES Show in Los Angeles, IsoAcoustics (booth #1651) is pleased to introduce Arista, a stylish and sleek new aluminum acoustic isolation stand for medium-sized professional studio monitors and bookshelf speakers for Home Entertainment and hi-fi applications.

The new Arista stands provide an aesthetically pleasing and cost-effective means to markedly enhance the sound clarity of speakers, using the patented “floating design” that this award-winning company has become known for.

The new IsoAcoustics Arista stands feature a unique integrated tilt adjustment that enables the user to dial-in the optimum tilt angle. With an overall size of 6”(w) x 7.5”(d), the Arista stands are designed for medium size studio monitors and speakers weighing up to 35 lbs. More »

Anthony Marinelli Chooses Barefoot Sound

September 29th, 2014 | Posted in News, newsletter

“Before I got the Barefoots, I had 4 pairs of very high-definition monitors,” says award-winning composer/producer Anthony Marinelli. “I had 8 of them, because I rotate them into the 5.1 arrays I’ve had since I bought the first pair from Michael Jackson. They were his speakers and I just liked them and never could find any replacements. Then the Barefoots showed up and they were the first speakers that truly spoke to me and said I’m your new speakers.”

Marinelli has composed, conducted and performed music for over sixty motion pictures, including “Hotel,” “American Gun,” “Young Guns,” “Internal Affairs” and “Timecode.” He also composed music heard in “Leaving Las Vegas,” the action film “Demolition Man” and hit comedies “Let It Ride” and “Planes, Trains & Automobiles.

“The sound of the Barefoots translates the best,” Marinelli continues. “It doesn’t hype the sound when I’m recording. It gives me the full audio spectrum from lows to highs. They’re very quick. The transients are very rapid. I deal in a lot of different genres of music and it’s not like I use a certain kind of speaker for one kind of music and another kind of speaker for another. These speakers are just the truest that I’ve ever come across.” More »

Back by Popular Demand: DTV Audio Group Forum to Appear at Upcoming 137th AES Convention

September 25th, 2014 | Posted in News, newsletter

— “The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television Audio Services” to be held Friday, October 10, 1 p.m. through 6 p.m. —

The Audio Engineering Society announces the return of the DTVAG (DTV Audio Group) – an organization of senior-level broadcast network executives promoting best practices and successful strategies for digital television audio production and delivery – to its special events roster at the upcoming 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, taking place October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Expanding on the popularity of last year’s debut, the DTVAG forum will continue to discuss the hot topic of streaming content delivery and its impact on today’s TV landscape. The forum is produced by the DTV Audio Group in association with the Sports Video Group (SVG) and sponsored by Calrec, Dolby Laboratories, DTS, Lawo and Linear Acoustic.

Some of today’s brightest minds in television audio will participate in this year’s forum, entitled: “DTV Audio Group Forum: The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television.” This event will take a look at the way content delivery is increasingly following a streamed model and being deployed with very short lead times via a virtualized delivery infrastructure, which allows for further advancements in related broadcast services including audio quality, spatially immersive sound, personalization and bandwidth efficiency. A series of five engaging panels, presentations and discussions will dig deep into each topic, and teach attendees about some of the tools and workflow approaches required to manage and exploit the capabilities of next-generation audio standards and take television audio into the future. Specific discussion topics will include: More »

Hal Leonard Announces The Pensado Papers

September 25th, 2014 | Posted in News, newsletter

New book to be launched at the 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles

The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention (October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles), will see the launch of a new book from publisher Hal Leonard: The Pensado Papers, written jointly by Dave Pensado, legendary and revered GRAMMY®-winning mix engineer, teacher and Co-host of the hit weekly web series Pensado’s Place; and Herb Trawick, Co-host/Executive Producer and Creator of Pensado’s Place and The Pensado Awards.

The Pensado Papers is first and foremost about work ethic, passion and commitment. Dave and Herb communicate the strong conviction that going beyond expectations will guarantee success on all levels. “To this day, if someone hires me to do something, it is rare that I don’t do way more than what I’m paid to do, but that is the only way I know how to work,” stated Dave Pensado. More »

Scheiner, Ainlay, Slovarp and McClain Demo Yamaha NUAGE at AES

September 25th, 2014 | Posted in News, newsletter

Award-winning recording and mix engineers Elliot Scheiner, Chuck Ainlay, Jeremiah Slovarp of Jereco Studios, and John McClain of Dog & Pony Studios, along with Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems technology experts will discuss and demonstrate the NUAGE Advanced Production System and Nuendo 6.5 Software for music and post applications during the AES 2014 Show. The demos will take place at booth #1401 on Friday, Oct. 10: Jeremiah Slovarp at 11:00 am – 12:00, Elliot Scheiner from 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Chuck Ainlay from 4:00 – 5:00 pm, and John McClain from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. On Saturday, October 11: John McClain from 10:00 – 11:00 am, Chuck Ainlay from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, and Jeremiah Slovarp from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

Also, check out the Yamaha Demo Room, #304C, on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 for CL and QL Series Basic Operation Tips between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and CL and QL Series Network Essentials between 3:00 – 5:00 pm. On Sunday, October 12, there will be a CL and QL Series hands-on open lab from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

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